More interior space, easy filling and assembly and long service life are just some of the benefits that the E2.1 series has to offer. This new generation of the two-section energy chains was developed to improve on the preceding E2/000 series, which has proved its worth over a period of 15 years. The E2.1 series offers extremely fast filling from the side or from the top – along on the inner or outer radius, using a chain opener or screwdriver. Thanks to these features, the E2.1 is ideal for use in general engineering, woodworking and metalworking industries, and in machine tool construction.
The crossbar with integrated grid can be quickly and easily opened from both sides or from above using a screwdriver.
Because the crossbars can be pivoted open the e-chain® is easily accessible and to fill.
The crossbars and the interior separation offer a very high holding force which keeps them locked in place. In this way they will not open unintentionally during operation.
Various mounting bracket options ensure that the cable is fastened and E2.1 is quickly connected to the machine
KMA mounting brackets ensure strong connection of the e-chain® to the machine. These are optionally available with C-profile rail.
Ideally, the cables/hoses should be strain relieved at both ends of the e-chain®. At the very least, they must be strain relieved at the moving end of the e-chain®. Strain relief elements include clamps, tiewrap plates, nuggets, etc.
Special brake on the stop-dogs ensures that the noise level is reduced by up to 10 dB(A).
Sound level measured in anechoic chamber at 2 m/s
Longer unsupported length
Measurement of pull force until chain links break or separate
Opening of 1 m of e-chain® in 2 seconds with the igus® e-chain® opener.
Time needed to fully open and close 1 m of chain
A chamfered pin ensures that the chain links are easy to assemble together
Strong pin/bore connections ensure high a high level of pull/push force absorption and high torsional rigidity.
With the rectangular geometry, the distribution of force is considerably better than with a round stop-dog (formula for surface pressure, p=F/A). The double stop-dog ensures high strength even for long unsupported lengths.
The lateral wear pad increases the service life even with side-mounted applications.
Lean separators facilitate extremely fast multi-layer cable filling and 50% quicker harnessing
A QR code on the e-chain® speeds up replacement part procurement and installation.
Integrated gliding surfaces ensure a long service life even in the case of long travels/gliding applications